Archive for June 3rd, 2015

Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World

The cassette tape: smaller than an 8-track, more portable than vinyl, and most importantly, you could record your own mix tapes. What’s not to love? Well, they did hang up occasionally and the sound quality deterio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Cassette-Revolution-Why-1980s-Tape-Tech-Is-Still-Making-Noise-in-Our-Digital-World/

Photographer Reflects On The Art Of Self Portraiture

Remember those old magic eye pictures, the ones that forced your eyes to figure out how to turn a bunch of colored dots into a 3D image that seemed to pop out of the noise field?Those weren’t that fun to look at, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Photographer-Reflects-On-The-Art-Of-Self-Portraiture/

This Amazing Dog Can Do a Handstand on a Rope

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5IwdgWdypg] (Video Link)Ozzy is fantastic! He and his human, Nick, live in Norwich, UK. He’s a cross between a Welsh Border Collie and Kelpie. Ozzy holds the Guinness World Record...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/This-Amazing-Dog-Can-Do-a-Handstand-on-a-Rope/

The Most Beautiful Food Market in Europe

The Mercado Central in Valencia, Spain, is one of the biggest food markets in Europe. Vendors have every kind of fresh fruit and vegetable you can think of, and some you’ve never heard of. There’s also meat b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/The-Most-Beautiful-Food-Market-in-Europe/

How World War II Made America Literate

(Photo: NPR)Before World War II, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby was out of print and almost unknown—a forgotten work of a previous generation. Then, in 1945, it was republished for dist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/How-World-War-II-Made-America-Literate/

Baby Goats in Pajamas

Here’s your daily dose of squee: When it’s cold, the kids at Sunflower Farm Creamery get to wear their stylish pajamas to stay warm![https://youtu.be/qfxUt9UM0nc] (YouTube link)Believe it or not, their pajama...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Baby-Goats-in-Pajamas/

Thank You, Captain Obvious

(Photo: unknown)You’ve been a big help—far more so than General Knowledge, Major Damage, and Corporal Punishment. May you one day earn a promotion, despite the loss of a perfect punchline.-via Pleated JeansUS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Thank-You-Captain-Obvious/

Upcycled Star Wars Suitcase

Keri Houchin turned an old Samsonite suitcase from a thrift store into a one-of-a-kind gift for her nephew by making it into a Star Wars suitcase! From her description, it seems like a fairly simple way to “nerd up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Upcycled-Star-Wars-Suitcase/

What Happens When You're Caught Counting Cards At A Casino?

Casinos really don’t like it when players start to win big, and they get really upset when they think you’ve been counting cards, but what actually happens when you’re caught red handed at the table?Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/What-Happens-When-Youre-Caught-Counting-Cards-At-A-Casino/

Twistus Circus - The Scariest Show In Town!

Twistus Circus by SaltySteveDYou'd better not head down to the freakshow when it comes rolling in to your American town, because Elsa and her band of merry misfits really know how to slay an audience! There's the clown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Twistus-Circus-The-Scariest-Show-In-Town/

Game of Thrones Body Doubles

Amazing Memories& Amazing Friends especially my right hand man @ignaciojimenezblanco double of Dario #got #gameofthronesA photo posted by Actress Model Dancer (@rosiemacc) on May 29, 2015 at 12:59am PDT This is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Game-of-Thrones-Body-Doubles/

Don't Text While Walking or You Could Get Bitten by a Snake

(Image: ABC 10)Whether you're in the wilderness, out on the street, or even in the privacy of your own home, you're in danger. If you stare at your phone, you're just asking to get bitten by a snake.Tim Malone, a skating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Dont-Text-While-Walking-or-You-Could-Get-Bitten-by-a-Snake/

Cheaters Who Got What They Deserved

(Image Link)Cheating on a spouse or loved one is seen as a crime by some, a sin by others, and a lowdown way to treat a loved one by all but the cheater.Most cheaters try to keep their philandering ways a secret, some ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Cheaters-Who-Got-What-They-Deserved/

24 Food Origins

[https://youtu.be/4mTprTFfbuk] (YouTube link)Some of your favorite foods have names that belie their actual origins. Baguette? Croissant? Not French. French toast? Still not French. French fries? From Belgium. The French...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/24-Food-Origins/

Photographer Shows His Daughter as Famous, Inspiring Women

Marc Bushelle, a photographer in Brooklyn, and his wife Janine want to inspire their daughter to achieve great things. So they photographed young Lily costumed and posed as famous women of the past century who have accom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Photographer-Shows-His-Daughter-as-Famous-Inspiring-Women/

A Ticket for Driving the Speed Limit

A speed camera near Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, caught 24-year-old Zac Murray driving at 100 km/h and he was sent a $151 ticket for speeding. However, the speed limit on the roadway is 100 km/h (62 mph). Murray wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/A-Ticket-for-Driving-the-Speed-Limit/

Parkour Madman Jumps From Balcony To Balcony 43 Stories Above Ground

(Image Link)There are many different degrees of what people refer to as Parkour- some of it involves jumping around and over stuff in the city, other stunts involve taking things a bit higher and jumping across rooftops...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Parkour-Madman-Jumps-From-Balcony-To-Balcony-43-Stories-Above-Ground/

This Public Library Has an Indoor BeeHive

(Photo: sauer_kussen)Redditor sauer_kussen brought this incredible find to my attention. One of the branches of the Medina County District Library (I think the main library) in Ohio has a real, active beehive inside...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/This-Public-Library-Has-an-Indoor-Beehive/

How The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Should Have Ended - Part One

How It Should Have Ended takes on the latest Marvel movie: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. But wait! This says "part one." Are they going to show the end of the story? How would I know, since I haven’t seen t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/How-The-Avengers-Age-Of-Ultron-Should-Have-Ended-Part-One/

Eating Feathers and other Feather Research

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.Research involving featherscompiled by Katherine Lee, Improbable Research staffEating Feathers (1966)“Methods fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Eating-Feathers-and-other-Feather-Research/

De Villains - Wickedly Stylish

De Villains by AmadeuxWayIt's hard to hate villains who look so darn cool, but when they try to take out our favorite animated heroes that hate comes naturally. They're cruel, wicked, and totally maleficent, and you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/De-Villains-Wickedly-Stylish/

The Cutest Rabbit in the World Has Pigtails

Wally, an Angora rabbit in Massachusetts, has long fur, as an Angora should. But his human, Molly, shaves his body. With long hair on only his ears, he looks like he’s a hound dog or a rabbit with pigtails. *strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/The-Cutest-Rabbit-in-the-World-Has-Pigtails/

6 Propaganda Campaigns That Backfired In A Big Way

You’d think the use of propaganda would have declined in the Information Age, since fact checking is far easier than ever before, but the spin doctors have kept the misinformation flowing and thinly veiled propagan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/6-Propaganda-Campaigns-That-Backfired-In-A-Big-Way/

Lily and Her Bride of Frankenstein Heritage

If you are a fan of the TV series Penny Dreadful, you know how the character Lily is an incarnation of the bride of Frankenstein. If you’ve never seen the show, you’ll still enjoy an article from Den...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/Lily-and-Her-Bride-of-Frankenstein-Heritage/

The 22 Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

The Perfect Storm, 2000 | Image: Warner Bros.The folks at NYMag's Vulture have focused on the disaster movie genre for this article in which they list their picks for the "22 Greatest Disaster M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/The-22-Greatest-Disaster-Movies-of-All-Time/

This Wine Glass Is Made for the Beach, Not for the Dinner Table

(Photo: Oddity Mall)The Beach Glass is designed to address one very specific problem: drinking on a beach without accidentally knocking over your glass, or seeing it sink to the bottom of the sea. The gl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/This-Wine-Glass-Is-Made-for-the-Beach-Not-for-the-Dinner-Table/
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